EXT. LINCOLN MEMORIAL - LONG SHOT (STOCK)
A small crowd of tourists is climbing the steps to the
EXT. WASHINGTON MONUMENT - LONG SHOT (STOCK)
Under this shot a barely audible, distant hum is heard. It
grows in volume so imperceptibly in this and the next two
shots that we are unconscious of it.
EXT. JEFFERSON MEMORIAL - LONG SHOT (STOCK)
EXT. THE MALL - LONG SHOT
Crowds are strolling on the Mall and across the well-kept
lawns in front of the Smithsonian Institution with the
leisurely, meandering quality that distinguishes sight-seers.
Including several small groups of people moving toward the
Smithsonian. Their attention is attracted as the hum off
scene becomes a roar. The sound is unearthly in its intensity
and almost unbearable in its swiftly increasing volume. The
people stop in their tracks and look up in the sky in terror.
MED. CLOSE SHOT
Several people on the steps of the Smithsonian have turned
to look. There is cold, frozen fear in their eyes. The awful
sound keeps increasing in volume.